1. Is Roethlisberger's Arm Really Hurt Or Is He Ducking The Pro Bowl?

    Big Ben Roethlisberger was the first alternate for the AFC Pro Bowl team. This year the game is down in Miami the week before the Super Bowl. When Tom Brady pulled out, the opportunity to represent the Steelers was given to Roethlisberger...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 214 reads 26 comments

  2. Steelers Should Be More Like Jets, Less Like Chargers and Colts

    I am not a big fan of the Jets or Rex Ryan. But there are lessons for the Steelers to learn from their success in the playoffs. There are also lessons that the Steelers should learn from teams like the Chargers and the Colts...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 363 reads 33 comments

  3. Losing Shipley and Keeping Czech Gives Insight into Steelers Thinking

    The Steelers have made their first moves around their 2010 roster. They have signed several players to the practice squad. As important as who they signed, is who they did not. First of all last years 7th round pick, A...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 438 reads 54 comments

  4. By Keeping Bruce Arians Did The Steelers Lose Ken Anderson?

    Ken Anderson was the first Steelers assistant coach to leave after this season. Lost in all of the controversy over Bruce Arians saving his job, the man who could have succeeded him has sneaked out the back door...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 189 reads 2 comments

  5. Breaking News: Limas Sweed Has Lymes Disease and The Steelers Have Not Told Us

    I wrote an article back before Christmas speculating about Limas Sweed's reason for leaving the Steelers this year. For those who read it (OK the two of you can put your hands down), I thought that frustration may have played a role...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 3,609 reads 32 comments

  6. Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 Schedule Is Going to Be Tough

    OK Steeler Nation. We didn't make the playoffs this year. It is over, finished, lets move on. We can cry in our beer. We can analyze and review till the cows come home...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 19,328 reads 12 comments

  7. No Respect, NFL and Pro Bowl Committee Dis Steeler Offense

    All right, we may not make the playoffs. We did lose 5 games in a row. But hey, we did have a 4,000 yard passer, two 1,000 yard receivers and a 1,000 yard runner. On top of this our TE set a record for receptions at his position on the Steelers...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 164 reads 9 comments

  8. If The Steelers Don't Make the Playoffs, The Blame Lies Here

    The Steeler community is drowning in "what if" playoff scenarios. The fat lady hasn't sung yet, but we need some serious help. Any time you are counting on a parlay to come through, you have to realize it is going to be tough...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 705 reads 17 comments

  9. In Their Hearts The Indianapolis Colts Know They Are Not A Great Team

    Only the very best of the best get to compete at the NFL level. Over the many years of the league there are only a very few teams that have the term "great" or "team for the ages" attached to them...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 146 reads 32 comments

  10. Could James Harrison Miss the Steelers Ravens Game This Sunday?

    A surprise addition to the Steelers injury report today (Friday, Christmas Day) was James Harrison. After not being on the report Wed. or Thursday, he missed practice today. He is listed as questionable with a biceps injury...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 240 reads 2 comments

  11. 10 Things We Want For Christmas By The Pittsburgh Steelers

    Hey its the holiday season and we can wish can't we? A poll of the Steelers results in these top 10 wishes for Christmas gifts for the team. (OK, we didn't really ask any Steelers, but these gifts would be much appreciated) 10...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 271 reads 1 comments

  12. "Air Tomlin" Pretty Banged Up As Steelers Head Into Critical Ravens Game

    Well its pretty obvious that the Steelers fortunes this season will live or die on Big Ben Roethlisberger's right arm and the ability of our receiving corps to get open and catch the ball...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 228 reads 5 comments

  13. Javiar Vazquez a Yankee, Part Deux: Now What In Left Field?

    So the Yankees picked up their fourth starter by recycling Javier Vazquez. No doubt the price was very high. We had to give up Melky, Mike Dunn (a young promising lefty reliever) and rumor has it, Arodys Vizcaino...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 154 reads 0 comments

  14. Is Limas Sweed So Frustrated He Is Quitting the Steelers?

    The Steelers made two personnel moves today. One was expected, the other while many had hoped for, was not expected. First of all long snapper Greg Warren was placed on the IR, due to a torn ...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 4,631 reads 36 comments

  15. A Win Is a Win, But the Steelers Problems Remain

    I almost forgot what it feels like to win a game. Even though we were winning almost the whole game, I felt the Steelers were going to need to pull it out in the end in order to win. It was so much of the same old, same old that we have seen all season...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 161 reads 27 comments

  16. It's Time For Johnny Damon to Pull an A-Rod

    OK the Yankees called Scott Boras's bluff and Johnny Damon is the odd man out. Once again Boras has miscalculated the market to the detriment of his client. What is Damon supposed to do? He should pull an A-Rod...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 140 reads 2 comments

  17. Don't give up the dream, keep hope alive: The Steelers can still make the playoffs!

    Even among all of the calls for wholesale changes and the season being over, there is still hope. Actually if the Steelers can get their act together this Sunday against Green Bay there is a shot they can still do it...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 256 reads 0 comments

  18. Raising Humans: RIP Chris Henry

    Ask anyone who has done it and they will tell you. Raising children to become decent humans is probably the biggest job you are ever going to have. It is a constant struggle, especially with boys...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 131 reads 0 comments

  19. Is Scott Boras Whispering Sweet Nothings in Johnny Damon's Ear?

    Johnny Damon may be making decisions based upon bad information. That's what it sounds like to me after Yankees)&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher">reading Damon's comments in this article in the NY Daily News...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 191 reads 0 comments

  20. Forget Left Field, What Are The NY Yankees Going to Do About a Catcher?

    Lots of talk about what the Yankees are going to do about left field and starting pitching. Johnny Damon, will he stay or will he go? Godzilla is outta here. Rumors flying about Jason Bay. Matt Holliday is still out there if the Cards can't lock him up...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 306 reads 1 comments

  21. The Thin Red Line In The NFL: Are the Steelers That Bad?

    I know it is all the rage to heap abuse down on the Steelers. If it is not the special teams players, it is the special teams coach. The offensive line is terrible and so is the O line coach...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 274 reads 1 comments

  22. Troy Polamalu And His Band Of Brothers For the Love Of The Game

    You always knew that Troy Polamalu was a different kind of cat. From his prayers and crossing himself after every play, to his unorthodox training techniques and even to his "your eyes don't ...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 359 reads 0 comments

  23. Hideki Matsui Loses Patience with New York Yankees, Goes Hollywood

    The exodus of Yankees to LA LA land continues. First Joe Torre and his peeps went to Hollywood to take the Dodgers to the next level. Now World Series hero Hideki Matsui has left for the land of the setting sun and signed a one year deal with the Angels.

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 189 reads 4 comments